NEWS | May 16, 2017

UC Davis Children's Hospital partners with Sacramento Native American Health Center


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Eric Crossen is one of the pediatricians who is working at the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC).

UC Davis Children's Hospital this week announces its partnership with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC), providing pediatric services to this community health center. UC Davis physicians and residents will begin accepting new pediatric patients this month at the clinic's J Street medical office.  

UC Davis pediatricians Ulfat Shaikh, Christopher Kim and Eric Crossen will be working at the clinic Tuesday through Thursday afternoons.  Pediatric residents will also make their rotations at SNAHC, providing care for pediatric patients.

"We are very excited to partner with UC Davis to improve access to pediatricians in a community health center," said Britta Guerrero, chief executive officer at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. "Because of this partnership we will be able to provide more services to children in our community and we get the opportunity to offer a valuable learning environment to residents. It's definitely a win-win!"

The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center, located in Midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care here.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit